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Women's 7-inch cargo shorts that are sweat-wicking and built to move.

These women's mid-rise cargo shorts stand up to wear and tear while giving you the freedom to move. They're made from lightweight ripstop, with enough stretch to let you squat down and fix a broken tail light. Built to wick away sweat, they keep you dry on the job. They feature low profile cargo pockets for storage without the bulk as well as a cell phone pocket and tool slots.
  • 5-ounce, 95% cotton / 5% spandex ripstop
  • Built with Force technology to wick sweat and dry fast
  • Built to move with Rugged Flex® stretch technology
  • FastDry® technology wicks sweat and fights odors
  • Mid-rise sits just below the waist with a fitted hip and thigh
  • Elastic waistband in back
  • Low profile cargo pockets for storage without bulk
  • Cell phone pocket and tool slots
  • Inseam: 7"
  • Imported

For over 125 years, Carhartt, Inc. has been committed to offering the finest workwear products and customer service available. We stand behind the quality, craftsmanship, and performance of all our products. We use only the finest materials and apply strict quality control standards to each and every garment and accessory that we sell. Our goal is to ensure your satisfaction with each purchase and provide you the best possible service for years to come.

Since all apparel has an expected service life, this commitment does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear (including zippers and other hardware), misuse, neglect, or obvious abuse of the garment. Carhartt, Inc. assumes no liability for garments that have had alterations, embroidery, or other ornamentation added to the garment.

Please contact our customer service team for all warranty questions:

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Straight Fit Carhartt Force Madden Cargo Short

$49.99

Style #103606
    COLOR: Shadow


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Fit & Technology
    Rugged Flex icon
    Rugged Flex®
    Carhartt Rugged Flex® technology moves and stretches with you throughout the day so that whatever you're doing, it's easier to do.

    Rugged Flex® garments must meet the Carhartt's defined standards for stretch, recovery, and durability, so when you put on a Rugged Flex® garment, you know it won't let you down. You'll find Rugged Flex® in shorts, shirts, pants, jackets, and boots because you need gear that helps you move, not gear that holds you back.
    Stretch image

    Force icon
    Carhartt Force®
    Keep your cool with sweat-wicking FastDry® technology.

    All Carhartt Force® gear wicks sweat thanks to FastDry® technology. Force also either fights odors, releases stains with Stain Breaker® technology, or both.
    Fast Dry technology has superior wicking action which makes perspiration a memory. The bottom line is that Force works harder, day in and day out, for hard-working men and women, at a price that doesn’t bring out complaints at the kitchen table.

    Fast Dry
    FastDry®

    Superior wicking action makes perspiration a memory

    Stain Breaker
    Stain Breaker®

    Stain fighting fabric stares down heat and grime

    Anti-Odor
    Anti-Odor

    Takes the fight to odor and wins in a technical knockout

PRODUCT FEATURES
Women's 7-inch cargo shorts that are sweat-wicking and built to move.
These women's mid-rise cargo shorts stand up to wear and tear while giving you the freedom to move. They're made from lightweight ripstop, with enough stretch to let you squat down and fix a broken tail light. Built to wick away sweat, they keep you dry on the job. They feature low profile cargo pockets for storage without the bulk as well as a cell phone pocket and tool slots.
  • 5-ounce, 95% cotton / 5% spandex ripstop
  • Built with Force technology to wick sweat and dry fast
  • Built to move with Rugged Flex® stretch technology
  • FastDry® technology wicks sweat and fights odors
  • Mid-rise sits just below the waist with a fitted hip and thigh
  • Elastic waistband in back
  • Low profile cargo pockets for storage without bulk
  • Cell phone pocket and tool slots
  • Inseam: 7"
  • Imported
OUR COMMITMENT

For over 125 years, Carhartt, Inc. has been committed to offering the finest workwear products and customer service available. We stand behind the quality, craftsmanship, and performance of all our products. We use only the finest materials and apply strict quality control standards to each and every garment and accessory that we sell. Our goal is to ensure your satisfaction with each purchase and provide you the best possible service for years to come.

Since all apparel has an expected service life, this commitment does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear (including zippers and other hardware), misuse, neglect, or obvious abuse of the garment. Carhartt, Inc. assumes no liability for garments that have had alterations, embroidery, or other ornamentation added to the garment.

Please contact our customer service team for all warranty questions:

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What People are saying

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My New Favorite Shorts!
I have trouble finding shorts that fit right and these are perfect for my shape. I'm on the athletic side with thick legs so anything "skinny" doesn't work for me. I love the lightweight material for warm summer days and the cargo pockets are perfectly placed and large enough to hold my big phone. I just wish they came in more colors!
This review was collected as part of a promotion
August 16, 2019
Detroit, MI
Age:
55-64
Gender:
Female
Appearance
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Functionality
5 / 5
These shorts fit just right to size. Very comfortable and stain resistant. They don't show wrinkles either.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
August 15, 2019
MADISONVILLE, KY
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Age:
55-64
Gender:
Female
Fit
Runs Small
 
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5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Functionality
5 / 5
Finally!
Perfect fit. Adequate pocket space for this construction gal
This review was collected as part of a promotion
July 8, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
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1 / 5
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1 / 5
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Runs small.
I used the True Fit Size and ordered the size that I would normally wear from Old Navy but they're too small. I'm not even sure if I can exchange them.
July 2, 2019
Jersey City, NJ
Purchased
2 months ago
Age:
35-44
Gender:
Female
Response from Carhartt
We have reached out to the customer to ensure satisfaction.
July 5, 2019
Janeen M
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE SHORTS! WOULD LOVE TO HAVE MORE COLOR OPTIONS
June 17, 2019
LAS CRUCES, NM
Age:
45-54
Gender:
Female
Appearance
4 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Quality
4 / 5
Functionality
3 / 5
Fit ok
Fit well, just wish they were a bit longer because I wear them at work. Also wish there was a larger side pocket on the legs.
June 13, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Perfect fit
These are great for kicking around in the garden. Phone fits in the side pocket so you don't end up sitting on it. Wish they came in more colors, I would buy one of each.
June 10, 2019
Madison, CT
Purchased
2 months ago
Age:
55-64
Gender:
Female
Appearance
1 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Functionality
1 / 5
Not for me
Even if they did fit me right, and they do not, as both sizes I bought pulled funny at the waist, there are several other reasons I would not buy this short. First, the pockets are not big enough for my phone. In fact one pocket is split in two parts. Thus you have two very small pockets, neither of which I can use. I buy cargo shorts to hold my stuff while walking dogs. These do not hold it. Second, I don’t like the material, it feels stiff. I wish you had not discontinued the longer inseamed, relaxed fit, extreme force shorts that I truly loved. My only complaint with those is that you only had two colors. That I could deal with.
June 2, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Response from Carhartt
We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with our Product Design. Please contact us at 1-800-833-3118 if we can assist you further.
June 4, 2019
Melissa M
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5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Functionality
5 / 5
I wear a size 16 in every other type of jeans/shorts, etc. I bought these in an 18 just in case. They run extremely small to size. I am unable to wear these in even an 18. Definitely need to fix the size on these. That's really the ONLY complaint I have about them...otherwise they're great!
June 2, 2019
Lacey, WA
Age:
35-44
Gender:
Female
Response from Carhartt
We're very sorry to hear of this discrepancy in sizing. Your comments will be shared with Product Design. Please feel free to contact us at 1 800 833 3118 if we can assist you further.
June 3, 2019
Susan F
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Runs Large
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5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Functionality
5 / 5
Love these shorts for thier comfort and durability . Especially for all thee pockets!
This review was collected as part of a promotion
May 17, 2019
, OH
Purchased
3 months ago
Age:
45-54
Gender:
Female
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Are these just an updated version of the ones that have elastic along the back of the waistband? Is fit the same?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is a new style for Spring 2019 and it replaces style #102439. The fit is not the same. This style is going to be cut slightly closer to the body than the previous style.
Why don’t the women’s shorts have hammer hooks?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We do offer short styles 103040 and 102094 with the utility band for women.
Do these dri quickly if u get them wet? Going camping in August. Need something fast drying and durable.
A shopper on Apr 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I’m in the swimming pool service industry and they are lightweight, comfortable and dry quickly. The material seems very durable.